22 Aug 1939
  • With a non-aggression pact nearly secured with the Soviet Union, German leader Adolf Hitler ordered the Polish invasion to commence on 26 Aug 1939. He told his top military commanders to be brutal and show no compassion in the upcoming war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler said that even though he was important for Germany, but he could be killed by anybody at any time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop and the German delegation departed Berlin, Germany aboard two Condor aircraft for Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georg von Küchler was named the commanding officer of 3rd Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1939
Nazi Party female labor service camp, Nürnberg, Germany, late Aug 1939

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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